About me.

 

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

Then there ‘s a pair of us — don’t tell!

They ‘d banish us, you know.

 

How dreary to be somebody!

How public, like a frog

To tell your name the livelong day

To an admiring bog!

… 

I never hear the word “escape”

Without a quicker blood,

A sudden expectation,

A flying attitude.

 

I never hear of prisons broad

By soldiers battered down,

But I tug childish at my bars, —

Only to fail again!

I found the phrase to every thought

I ever had, but one;

And that defies me, — as a hand

Did try to chalk the sun

I bring an unaccustomed wine

To lips long parching, next to mine,

And summon them to drink.

….

Crackling with fever, they essay;

I turn my brimming eyes away,

And come next hour to look.

This is my letter to the world,

    That never wrote to me, —

 

 

lines from selected poems of Emily Dickinson

..setting a fancifully impossible standard for this humble blog

 

I am afraid that these lines do not reflect truth so much as my attraction to the words themselves. But then, that is a kind of truth as well!

4 responses

28 01 2008
Nancy

I really enjoyed the selection of poems you have here on your blog, and I can’t help but wonder if you also write poetry.

29 01 2008
Euglossine Bee

None that I consider worthy. Thanks so much for the comment, though!

6 02 2008
LissLou

as you stated on my blog, great minds do indeed think alike! i was surprised when you said we had the same quote… and now you have one of my favorite emily dickinson poems on your about me (i’m nobody! who are you?) page. great minds, indeed.

15 05 2009
Euglossine Bee

I’ve started a new blog: Wikipedia Surfer

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